Dixie School District Votes To Change Name Amid Link To Slavery, ConfederacyAfter a heated debate, the Dixie School District in Marin County is changing its name after critics said it's linked to the Confederacy and slavery.
9th Circuit Court Reinstates Child Labor Lawsuit Against Nestle, CargillA federal appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday for a second time reinstated a lawsuit against two corporations by six citizens of Mali who say they were forced to work as child slaves on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast.
Enslaved Fishermen Who Escaped In San Francisco Sue CaptainTwo Indonesian fishermen who escaped slavery aboard a tuna and swordfish vessel when it docked at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf are suing the boat's owner.
Opinions Shifting On Idea Of Reparations For Descendants Of SlavesA majority of Americans say there should not be reparations for African-American descendants of slaves, but time may bring about a shift in those numbers.
Amid Backlash Publisher Pulls Children’s Book Depicting Washington's Slave As Happy CookScholastic is pulling a new picture book about George Washington and his slaves amid objections it sentimentalizes a brutal part of American history.
Harriet Tubman Wins Vote To Replace Andrew Jackson On $20 BillA group that has been campaigning to replace Andrew Jackson's face on the $20 bill with a woman has chosen 19th-century abolitionist, Harriet Tubman.
Missing 12-Year Old San Francisco Girl May Have Been Sold Into Sex SlaveryPolice believe a 12-year old girl missing for ten days from San Francisco may have been sold into the sex trade.
Giants' Affeldt Lends Name, Passion To Fight Against Human TraffickingA man usually most recognizable on the pitcher's mound in his San Francisco Giants uniform is increasingly being identified with an international movement to end the epidemic of human trafficking.
Measure Aims To Toughen California’s Human Trafficking LawsHuman rights advocates and lawmakers were in San Francisco Wednesday to support a state ballot initiative that would impose stricter punishment on human traffickers.
Google Donates $11.5 Million To Anti-Slavery EffortsTech giant Google is donating $11.5 million to organizations fighting to end the slavery of 27 million people around the world.
Feds Reach Out To Human Trafficking Victims In San FranciscoOfficials with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office want victims to know that they are available for help.
Fremont Summit Focuses On Human TraffickingThe Freedom Summit, which focused on the problems of human trafficking and modern-day slavery, wrapped up this weekend in Fremont.
Bay Area Officers Step Up Efforts To End Human TraffickingThe regional H.E.A.T. Watch program will target pimps and provide a safe haven for the young victims.
Schwarzenegger Signs Law To Help Stop Human TraffickingGovernor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill, designed to help stop slavery and human trafficking in California, into law Monday.